5.2 C
Fort St. John
Sunday, April 21, 2019
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Home News Taylor Gold Panning Championships a success in 2016

Taylor Gold Panning Championships a success in 2016

Advertisement

TAYLOR, B.C. – The Gold Panning Championships were a success in Taylor this year, seeing many areas where money was saved and enjoyment all together.

There were 22 juvenile competitors according to Sheena Taliefer, something she says is very exciting because it means a lot of families are coming to the event. She did say some of the children were to small, and they plan on making a minimum age for next years participants.

There was also a major change to the meal situation at the event. Usually, it was a steak dinner, but this year, it was chili and buns, something Taliefer says went extremely well and saved them a lot of money.

“We were losing money on the steak dinner in the past. We decided to try chili and buns. Instead of paying per plate, we paid for the food we used, so this year it only cost us $360.”

- Advertisement -

They usually were paying $2500 to $3000 a year for the steak dinner. She says the chili and buns dinner was well received overall. It is something they will continue with next year.

There was also no movie night as they couldn’t get anyone to actually do the movie night, with one company bailing at the last minute.

They instead had the opportunity to sit around the campfire and interact with people. Something Councillors said was great compared to watching a movie and not interacting.

They ended up having 2 silver sponsors, and 3 major sponsors which were: Spectra, EGS and the North Peace Savings and Credit Union which gave a total of $6500 just from those 3.

Considering the economy, the District of Taylor was very excited with the outcome of this years event.

 

 

 

 

get the latest news in your inbox

Author

Advertisement

Local Events

Must Read

BC Wildfire Service reminding residents to use caution when burning outdoors

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - With Northeastern B.C. experiencing warm and dry weather conditions, the B.C. Wildfire Service is asking residents and industry personnel to...